Wow, I was just jamming to vol.1 of this great series the other day and wondering why the hell this never made it to vinyl. Well it seems the vinyl gods have heard my prayers because Barbes has just released a massive 2Lp set compiling the best of the two volumes. This is an amazing collection feat. some of the creme of crop of Peruvian cumbia. To celebrate the release the folks at Barbes have made a short mixtape which includes songs from the album as well as a couple of gems such as Los Destellos’ “Marijuana No” and “Chinito Bailarin” by Maximiliano Chavez’s Los Orientales de Paramonga. All radio announcements are by the legendary Ranil and are still being used on his radio station – Iquitos’ own RF. Viva el Tropi-power. Enjoy EB
MINI-MIX TRACK LISTING
Los Mirlos – Sonido Amazonico
Los Destellos – Marijuana No!
Los Wemblers – La Danza del Petrolero
Grupo Celeste – Como un Ave
Los Orientales de Paramonga – Chinito Bailarin
Los Mirlos – Cumbia y Guitarra
Los Destellos – Elsa
Los Diablos Rojos – Sacalo Sacalo
Los Hijos del Sol – Linda Muñequita
Juaneco y su Combo – Vacilando con Ayahuasca
Barbès Records Releases Double LP of The Best of Roots of Chicha (Out July 19) via Fat Beats Distribution
Things have changed in the global Chicha world since Barbès released its first compilation in 2006. Chicha has not only joined the ever-growing cumbia family as one of its established cousins, but all over Latin America, it has attained cult status and reached out to audiences until then more accustomed to listening to Rock En Español – or Rock En Ingles for that matter – than any form of Tropical music. Chicha has now crossed social and geographical boundaries and can be heard at parties around the world.
Of course, parties theses days require vinyl. For those of you who can’t afford to go scour the used bins of Quilca, we thought we’d make it easier and release a double LP with some of the best songs from Roots of Chicha volume 1 and 2. We have teamed up with label and distributor Fatbeats -who know a thing or two about dance music – and are bringing you 23 songs by Los Mirlos, Juaneco y su Combo, Los Hijos del Sol, Los Diablos Rojos, Chacalon y la Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Ranil, Los Destellos, Manzanita and Los Wemblers. The finest chicha ever produced in Lima or Iquitos.
More info @ http://www.barbesrecords.com/ROC_vinyl.html